i havent had an egg in a week

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenracer, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. chickenracer

    chickenracer Out Of The Brooder

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    I use to have 1 to3 eggs an day no a big fat 0 I have 2 chicken coops one for my babies one for my adults I use to let my babies free ranges then preadtors(my dogs) strating geting them so I fenced that one in that's where thre adults lay there eggs and had not have egg since any advice
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a lot of people have been having the same problem, due to the heat in some areas.
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It's heat/seasonal molt time of the year. Expect a decline between August and October. EVERYBODY is going through it to some degree or other, myself included [​IMG] I do have some laying, but others are molting and haven't laid for a week or two, and yet others who are still too young. It's a vicious cycle [​IMG]
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same problem, at the beginning of summer I was steadily getting 3 eggs a day, now I am lucky to get one...what is going on??
     
  5. Aaronblackman

    Aaronblackman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had this with some ex battery hens I was given. I had 8 of them, the man said he was getting 8 eggs a da, well I was only getting 1 from all eight of them. It can mostly be down to stress, if they are moved to a new environment, put in with new hens or as people have said above, weather/environmental. After a month or so, and with good nest boxes, i was getting 8 a day from the girls... why did i give them away again? darn....

    It could also be that they could be carrying mits/lice, check under their wings and there vents for any black fast moving things, i had lice on the 8 birds i got, with a bit of powder and some love, they were as good as new in no time [​IMG]
     

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